VISIBILITY UNDER NIGHT DRIVING CONDITIONS. PART 3. DERIVATION OF (DELTA L,A) CHARACTERISTICS AND FACTORS IN THEIR APPLICATION

Field and laboratory data have been re-analyzed from a number of studies relevant to night driving visibility. For unlit, open road conditions it has been shown that the visibilities of tail lights, disc objects and pedestrian dummies can be related by a single luminance-visual area characteristic. A set of luminance increment-visual area night driving characteristics has been established for predicting visibility under varying conditions of background and glare veiling luminances. For small angles of glare it was found necessary to use a modified form of the Hartmann-Moser veiling luminance formula. Predictions have been made of the required reflective performance of road studs located under road lighting. A number of topics are discussed with regard to the derivation and application of /TRRL/

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    Illuminating Engineering Society

    York House, 199 Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7UN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hills, B L
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00137776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM